Application Of Artifical Intelligence In Conducting Remote Proctored Open Book Online University Examinations During Covid-19 Pandemic; A Study Of Biju Patnaik University Of Technology, Odisha.

  • Prof. Deepak Kumar Sahoo


Covid-19 has impacted life never before. The most impacted class of people is the students after the vulnerable class. Universities and Educational Institutions were closed bringing down a halt to the education planning, delivery and evaluation process. Technology, especially ICT came to the rescue of the whole education system.

This project is a unique case where efforts of a smallest group of officers in a state-run university have worked in tandem with technology enabling company and other stakeholders to implement an online examination system in no time. The challenge was huge due to number of affiliated colleges, geographical location of students, availability of laptop, android mobile, adequate internet connectivity and the time available to initiate, build, operate and implement an entirely new examination system in an online platform. More than the technology implementation, being a public institution, it was also important to have buy in from respective stakeholders including students, parents and teacher community. The whole online evaluation system was based on application of Artificial Intelligence System (AIS) along with Facial Recognition Technology (FRT) and use of Online Proctoring Methods (OPM).